Recall Central: Honda CR-V, CR-Z Repairs Announced

2006 Honda CR-V

The Problem: On CR-V models, residue from interior cleaning products may accumulate on power window master switch’s electrical contacts. Over time the residue, combined with normal use, may cause the contacts to degrade, which may lead to an electrical fire. The Fix: Honda is recalling the affected CR-Vs, and will notify owners in late September. Owners of affected vehicles should take them into an authorized dealer as soon as they get the notice. The dealer will replace the power window master switch with an updated design. Vehicles Affected: Honda says this recall pertains to 80,111 CR-Vs built for the 2006 model year. CR-Z The Problem: Manual transmission-equipped CR-Zs are being recalled for a powertrain software update needed to prevent the electric motor from rotating in the opposite direction from the one selected in the transmission. If the vehicle doesn’t have their foot on the brake the car may slowly roll in an unexpected direction, which may lead to a crash. Honda says the potential problem may occur when the gasoline engine has stalled and the IMA battery is in a very low state of charge. The Fix: Honda is recalling the affected CR-Zs, and will notify owners in late September. Owners of affected vehicles should take them into an authorized dealer as soon as they get the notice. The dealer will reflash the software with an update that includes further controls to correct the problem. Vehicles Affected: This recall pertains to 5626 CR-Zs built Honda is also recalling 5626 CR-Zs from model year 2011 for a powertrain software update. Source: Honda

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